April 7, 2017

Happy Spring!!

Five Points Gallery is proud to present
An Art Dealer's Look on How to Collect 

Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:30 by Jane Coats Eckert 

Taking the mystery out of collecting art.    

Jane Coats Eckert's roots are in 19th and early 20th century American Art. For many years she lectured and published books on artists from that era. In 1996 she opened a gallery in Naples, Florida where she met artist Robert Rauschenberg and formed a business relationship and friendship that would last till his passing. Today the gallery is located in the beautiful village of Kent, Connecticut where she continues to feature the early American artists alongside the finest of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Ms. Eckert is currently the Chair of the Director's Advisory Council at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Mass and has served as the Secretary of the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA). She is a partner in Coats Wright Art and Design in Carmel, Indiana and is the exclusive representative of the Realist painter, Eric Forstmann.
Doors open at 6:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served. 
This event is free & open to the public. Donations are accepted.  

Crossing Borders

APRIL 6 through April 25, 2017

Art Faculty Exhibition 2017

An exhibition featuring art faculty from
HCC and the University of Bridgeport

The Burt Chernow Galleries

This event is free and all are invited to attend.



Vivian Pratt: "Encounters"
Dietlind Vander Schaaf: "10 MINUTES OF QUIET"
Gary Duehr: "Man in Booth"

April 5-30
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-8:30 pm

Daniel Bohman
Art Opening
Friday, April 7, 2017
Meet the Artist 6-9 pm

122 Main Street, Lower Level, Collinsville
(860) 693-6689






"Pathways : Monotypes and Artist's Books" is a group exhibit  showcasing the printmaker's  concepts of visual narrative. It will be on display at the Elusie Gallery  between April 8 and May 5. The Artists Reception will be held Saturday April 8, to coincide with Easthampton BookFest. Please join us for this reception between 5 and 8pm, and check out the many other Bookfest events here.
 The exhibition title Pathways makes reference to the printmakers process and the creative journey. Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints in contrast to etchings and engravings. Artists often work in series where each print has unique qualities. Doris Madsen, an Easthampton artist and long time Easthampton City Arts+ committee member, has curated the show and all the artists are local to Western Massachusetts. One of her artwork in progress is depicted below.

Please note that a Gallery Talk and Demonstration presented by local printmaker and teacher Lynn Peterfreund will be held on Thursday April 20, from 5:30 pm, also at the Elusie Gallery. 

Big Red Frame, The Old Town Hall, 43 Main St., Easthampton, MA 01027

Suzan Scott: Two Shows ~ Two Openings

'...(somewhere) between memory & intuition'
Reception: Saturday, April 8th, 4-6pm
April 7 - May 21, 2017
The Loft Gallery at the Smithy Store
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT 06777
'of the land'
Reception: Thursday, April 20th, 4:30-6pm
March 9 - June 8, 2017
Celeste LeWitt Gallery, UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington CT 06030
Ph. 860-679-2684

Coming to Mercy by the Sea’s
Mary C. Daly RSM Art Gallery
167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443
April 7 – May 21, 2017

Opening Reception on Sunday, April 9, 2-4pm

On April 7, 2017, Mercy by the Sea will welcome a very timely exhibit entitled “Immigrant Journals” by Mary Lesser to their Mary C. Daly RSM Art Gallery. Mary resides in New Haven, Connecticut, and is a member of the Art Council of Greater New Haven and Artspace also in New Haven.
Mary’s exhibit will consist of two series of images that she has worked on for years. One group entitled “Immigrant Journals” portrays people from different parts of the world who have come to our country to realize the American dream. The second represents those less fortunate refugees and displaced persons who are still seeking safety and refuge. These images depict mostly women and children from war-torn areas of the world.

scheduled events + locations* 

*Please note that most
-- but not all --
activities will take place at the museum

Storytime with Forbes Library
Lower Level of the Museum
Afterwards, sign up for a library card in the Atrium from 12-1 PM

12 + 2 PM  Campus Adventure
Docent-led tour of Plants of Pompeii: Ancient and Modern Medicinal PlantsBotanic Garden of Smith College  Sign up at the Community Day Welcome Table Space limited 

1 + 3 PM  
Campus Adventure 
Try your hand at making your own fresco painting with David Dempsey, Associate Director for Museum Services, in the Materials Lab of Sabin-Reed Hall 
Sign up at the Community Day Welcome Table | Space limited 

12:30 PM  
Snapshots of Daily Life in the Age of Nero 
Graham Hall (enter from Atrium)
Don't miss the culminating performance of a semester-long collaboration between the museum, Enchanted Circle Theater and the Springfield Conservatory of the Arts middle school. Seventh grade students bring the world of ancient Rome to life with short scenes researched and written during a school residency with ECT teaching artist Melissa Redwin

12:30-3:30 PM  A Roman Garden through the Senses Atrium
Stroll through our sensory recreation of a Roman Garden! Taste olive oil provided by Ellie's Oils.
Smell aromas of a Roman villa at the Scent-station. Explore volcanic rocks and processes with Smith College geoscientists. Discover what it takes to excavate a site like Oplontis with Smith students
studying archaeology.


You've got one more week to see Bated Breath perform Beneath the Gavel. Tickets are selling fast and we close on Sunday!

Beneath the Gavel is lighting up New York with our immersive art auction play. Read about the show in American Theatre, Artsy, Forbes, Broadway World, The New York Times, Connecticut Magazine, New York Magazine and more!

Watch Bated Breath "make it rain" money and take home one of Daniel Zeigler's masterpieces which are selling in the millions by our final auction of the evening.

Find out why audience members are saying, "It was the best fun I've had in years in a theatrical play...with audience participation. It was a top winner and I have been telling all my friends about it.  Kudos to this theatre group for bringing such lively entertainment to us at 59E59."




Premiere of a project commissioned and produced by Real Art Ways:
Reaction Bubble includes DIY Electronics and Video, Ceramics and Dance.Artists LoVid, Deborah Goffe and Matthew Towers Collaborated for Four Years.

The presentation of Reaction Bubble is the culmination of a four-year collaboration. The artists who worked together to create Reaction Bubble are the team of LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus), choreographer Deborah Goffe, and ceramicist Matthew Towers. Real Art Ways introduced the artists to each other in 2012. 

Friday, April 14, 7 PM
Saturday, April 15, 3 PM & 7 PM
Friday, June 16, 7 PM
Saturday, June 17, 3 PM & 7 PM


EBK Gallery [small works]
218 Pearl St
Hartford, CT


Stass Shpanin | "Coltland Souvenir Shop"

...Shpanin transforms the gallery into an improvised theme shop dedicated to the well-known Hartford native gun manufacturer Samuel Colt. Starting as a performer and a clown, and selling laughing gas, Colt becomes the focal point character to investigate American culture, politics, and history. “I called it a souvenir shop, not a gift shop, because souvenirs refers to a memory of a place. There is a certain absurdity in making a souvenir shop for the place that does not physically exist. It all plays a part in a larger context of “institutional critique” I am very involved with.”

On view: april 1 - April 30, 2017
Art reception  SATURDAY,   April 15  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

(artwork shown by appointment during the week)